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No African Leader Wins Ibrahim Prize

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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For the third time in four years, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has declined to give out its award for excellence in African leadership. The foundation announced in London Monday that it would not present the $5 million award. It said none of the leaders it considered for the prize this year met the criteria. The […]

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Cape Verde’s Pires Discusses Post-Prize Plans

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Cape Verde’s former president, Pedro Pires, who won a a $5-million prize for good governance in Africa, says he will use the money to help “fulfill some ideas and dreams. Mr. Pires told VOA Tuesday he does not intend to continue in politics. But the president, who stepped down this year after two terms in […]

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Former Cape Verde Leader Wins Africa Leadership Prize

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Cape Verde’s former president, Pedro Pires, has won a $5 million prize for good governance in Africa. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation named Mr. Pires the winner of its 2011 prize Monday at a news conference in London. Speaking to reporters, Mr. Pires said he had “no idea” how he would spend the award money. He […]

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Former Cape Verde Leader Wins Africa Leadership Prize

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Cape Verde’s former president, Pedro Pires, has won a $5 million prize for good governance in Africa. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation named Mr. Pires the winner of its 2011 prize Monday at a news conference in London. Mr. Pires is the first winner of the Ibrahim Prize since 2008 because the previous two years, the […]

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Former Cape Verde Leader Wins Africa Leadership Prize

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Cape Verde’s former president, Pedro Pires, has won a $5 million prize for good governance in Africa. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation named Mr. Pires the winner of its 2011 prize Monday at a news conference in London. Mr. Pires is the first winner of the award since 2008 because the previous two years, the prize […]

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Senate Republican Leader to Step Down

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, a Republican, says he will step down from the number three minority position in the Senate in January, to do more to make the Senate more effective. Alexander, the Republican conference chairman, made the announcement Tuesday in remarks before his colleagues. Last week, a CBS/New York Times poll found congressional approval […]

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